On a Peaceful Sunday Morning...

Our story begins in 1962. That's when the old stone farmhouse located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Sycamore Street, and known as the headquarters of George Washington after his decisive victory at the battle of Trenton, was demolished to build a gas station... yes, a gas station.


Incorporated in 1964, the NHA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Newtown's historical heritage.

Explore our 18th century inn, learn about Newtown's history and join us in preserving and celebrating our community.

Market Day celebrates Newtown's farming tradition and is the first Saturday in October.

Upcoming Events

Student Walking Tour of Historic Sites in Newtown

June 1 @ 10:00 am

The Student Walking Tour of Historic Sites in Newtown is the NHA’s annual event to share the history of our town, first-hand, with the children who live here.


Spring Garden Cocktail Gala

June 4 @ 5:00 pm

Join your friends for the NHA’s Spring Garden Cocktail Gala! Please RSVP by May 28.



The Edward Hicks Room

The Newtown Historic Association invites you back in time to experience the life of Newtown's most famous artist, Edward Hicks. The Edward Hicks Room displays many of the treasures owned by Hicks during his lifetime. These items include a double-faced swinging sign portraying William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and Penn's Landing at Chester in 1844...learn more


We invite you to sign up to stay informed of upcoming events, educational programs and community activities. Most are held in our historic Half Moon Inn, a tavern in the early days of Newtown, and are open to the public.

Join the celebration of our past and help ensure the preservation of our future.